The 2014 (7th Annual) National Canadian Space Commerce Association Conference “New Manufacturing for NewSpace”

The 2014 (7th Annual) National Canadian Space Commerce Association Conference “New Manufacturing for NewSpace”

From the Canadian Space Commerce Association:

Date & Time: Thursday, March 13th, 2014, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM, with a Networking & Social Event at 7:00 PM

Location: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto, Canada

Confirmed Speakers:
Lou van Amelsvoort – President, Space 1 Systems Inc
Alex Babut – CEO, Enceladus
Mark Barfoot – Managing Director, Hyphen Services
Alex Barlow – Business Development Manager, Mentor Works Inc.
Drew Cox – Inventor and developer
Stewart Davis – Chief of Operations, CRP Group USA
Robert Godwin – Owner and founder of Apogee Space Books and the Space Curator at theCanadian Air & Space Museum
Estelle Havva – Aerospace Sector Team Lead and Industrial Technology Adviser, National Research Council, Industrial Assistance Program (NRC IRAP)
Andy Pratico – Business Development Manager, Synergy Resources
Yaroslav “Yarko” Pustovyi – Backup Payload Specialist for STS-87
Nicole Verkindt – CEO, OMX Marketplace
Mihaela Vlasea – Researcher, University of Waterloo, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Additive Manufacturing Laboratory
Peter Visscher – Space and robotics manager, Ontario Drive and Gear (ODG)

Space manufacturing, the production of manufactured goods in an environment outside a planetary atmosphere, has always been understood to have potential advantages over Earth-based industry because of its unique micro-gravity and vacuum environments, which allow for industrial processes that cannot be readily reproduced on Earth. But now, new techniques developed using computer-aided design methodologies, solid free form fabrication (including 3D printing), selective laser sintering and other fast developing technologies promise not just to revolutionize Earth based manufacturing, but space exploration as well.
What can space companies learn from domestic manufacturers today? What are the timelines, constraints, costs and opportunities for profit in this area and what can the manufacturing industry learn from space entrepreneurs?
Find out on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) National Conference, focused on the business and political issues surrounding “New Manufacturing for NewSpace.”

More Info:
For fees and registration, please visit:
Early Bird Registration ends March 7, 2014

Call for speakers – Start-Up Liftoff
CSCA is looking for two speakers on the topic of their start-up commercial space venture modeled on the format of the O’Reilly’s Ignite Talks under the motto “Enlighten Us, But Make It Quick!”. Anyone who is interested should submit an abstract with contact information and a 5-minute presentation for consideration, to:

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities
If your organization is interested in being a CSCA conference exhibitor or sponsor (refer to CSCA’s Sponsorship Package, for details), please email

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